are all crafters the same?…

19/01/2009 at 9:18 pm (Uncategorized)


Ok, so I suddenly got the urge to get creative so I ran upstairs then got totally distracted by emails and blogsurfing for 2 hours. And Big Bro and the surprise eviction, wahey can’t wait! But anyway what I was gonna say was I love the internet and email but my goodness it can be a total distraction sometimes – you do one email and before you know it 2 hours or 3 or 4 have gone by – no wonder none of us have any spare time anymore.  Blogs are fatal – you just go from one to the next to the next and then you can’t even remember what you were looking at or have any hope of ever finding it again, it drives me goddamm crazy I tell ya!!!!!  Anyway, in the midst of this I remembered I was feeling creative but as I’m at home right now I don’t have all my most recent stash with me.  So I went to my little set of drawers which have somehow got left behind and havent made it to “shop craft room” status for some reason.  So I opened them…and lo and behold they are a little treasure trove of the most gorgeous things which I had totally forgotten I had and all of which are far too precious to use.  Little mini clock faces, loads of mens embellies, delish charms and…words…(I have a thing about words).  And then I opened the drawer called “Tim Holtz”. Oh My.  The only words.  All these luscious things were stroked lovingly and accompanied by “ooooo” and “awwww” and an odd “that is too nice to use”.  And then they were all placed back in the appropriate hidey holes as they are, in all honesty, far too nice to use indeed.  OH came in at the point of stroking the clocks and totally agreed with this point of view, adding a somewhat curt “well you’re never gonna use those are you but I’d better shutup or i’ll get shouted at” and hot-hoofed it back downstairs.  Don’t know what he’s on about personally.  Of course I will use them ALL on a precious card or page for a precious person.  It’s just that I’m waiting to meet a person THAT precious and one that will deserve and above all, appreciate the loveliness of said paraphernalia.   And with that thought I just realised I still havent made anything have I.  Oo – i just had a great idea! It’s my birthday on Thursday so maybe I could make myself a lovely card!! hehehe  x

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Pre-e-shous fings….mmmmm

16/01/2009 at 1:08 pm (Uncategorized)

I’m just scoffing my lunchtime nosh and it has just occurred to me that I eat wayyy too fast for my own or anyone else’s good. It has reached that dreaded time of year when the ol’  Mini Eggs are stacked heavens high on every shop shelf I come across – I think they must know that I am incapable of passing a packet without it slipping surreptitiously into my basket.  And I think they know that I also can’t wait to delve into those heavenly, precious little choccie eggs and ram ’em down me throat faster than you can scream 15 calories each.  OR 455 calories per bag.  OMG.  I just ate that bag in about 5 minutes flat and it didn’t touch the sides.  Does it count if you also down a litre of Innocent Smoothie to get your 5-a-day at the same time?  hmm thought not, spoilsports.  Oh well, that would be why my scales run out of the bathroom each time I approach these days.  Shucks.  Still, I have come to terms with the fact that at i will now be fat forever anyway and just bloody enjoy those little treats. Trouble is they are usually big treats and not very occasional!  Still, my lunchtime snack has just given me a bit of inspiration to make something lovely tomorrow, looking at those pretty pastel colours on the outside of that scrummy chocolate.  And the strawberry smoothie is such a lush pink it will have to be something to do with the dreaded Valentine’s day coming up soon.  For those of you that don’t have a Valentine this year just use it as an excuse to get all girly and unashamedly make squishy mushy cards and lovely things for a change with no holds barred!   Me, I am going to make ooo no I can’t tell you cos I think I might do it as another kit or a class later this month!!  tee hee!   Well, lunch sorry feeding time is over so I need to go – enjoy yours!! xx

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Cricut, a trollop and a red handbag

11/01/2009 at 7:06 pm (Uncategorized)

Well well, it’s been sooooo long.  Thought I would just write a few lines as I’m feeling a little melancholy at the prospect of another day in hell, sorry I mean work tomorrow 😦   .  Why me???  I wanna just stay home and craft all day every day, I would never ever get bored.  Which leads me to another thing, I’ve decided I want to be buried with my darling Cricut.  Both of them in fact.  Yes, I am a greedy mare and I have both the original and the Expression too and I can’t bear to part with my little baby just in case something untoward happens to the other one.  So today I have had a Cricut day, cutting lots and lots of lovely hearts and playing, to make a nice big Valentine’s heart wreath, which I  just realised because I’m such  bumbo, or bimbo I should say, I didnt take a pic of! DOH!  Another day maybe!

I also bought a Cricut deep blade housing this week and I have to say I’m a bit disappointed, they really should include more instructions and get proper cricut users to test these products before they release them.  It does work but you have to do a lot of pratting about to get the right setting and anyone without the patience of a saint would be tempted to throw it out the window at the nearest passing chav, wiht a hope to impaling their eye on said deep blade.

I’ve been reading Kirsty Wiseman’s blog this week and I think the woman has truly gone off her creative rocker, she’s had me in stitches, maybe it’s Christmas that is still in her system.  It seems to have started with the purchase of a slutty red handbag and I can relate to that as my OH bought me a lovely one for Crimbo.  Kirsty I know exactly what u mean girl!!!!!  Anyway if you’re a crafter and you havent stopped by Kirsty’s blog u really should cos she rocks.  As does my other crafty mate Jozza who I lurve to bits even if she is a bit of a craft trollop! xx

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